Village School was founded in 1977, in Santa Monica, by a group of parents who were committed to building a strong neighborhood school for their children. The school has had several homes in Pacific Palisades over the years before settling in its current location. Dave Thomsen was one of the original founders of Village. He took out an ad in the Palisadian Post calling for an alternative to public education.
In the years since its inception, Village has truly become a neighborhood school and an active participant in the community. Today, Village School comprises a vibrant community of 290 students and close to 70 faculty and staff members.